Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun.
New Pants are splitting with Modern Sky Records after a whopping thirteen years together. The final straw appears to be Modern Sky listing them on the bill of the Strawberry Festival… without actually asking them first.
This doesn’t surprise me, as last year Convenience Store split from Modern Sky as well (before splitting altogether), citing creative differences. I just hope that losing New Pants, one of the biggest and most influential rock groups, kicks some sense into management at the label.
As for Strawberry, New Pants will be replaced by SuperVC.